Is this card and the cancellations on it real or fake? I’m not sure if I’m qualified enough to certify this card, but as a serious DPRK collector I think this card has a 95-99% possibility to be fake. In fact, in my personal opinion, this card is totally fake: the card itself is fake, the stamp is fake, the Korean cancellation is fake, the postage due chop is fake, the Korean wording is fake. I only cannot be sure whether the Chinese cancellation is fake or not.
This is how the seller described the card: “Korea 1948 Sc 11 Censored Postage Due Postcard Cover Pyongyang to China – The postcard was posted at Pyongyang, Korea on 18-Sept-1948 and arrived at Andong, China on the border between Korea and China on 20-Sept-1848. As it just underwent the first large scale battle during China Civil War between the government and the Communist in Northeastern China, so it was hold at Andong owing to the block of the mailing route Peiping, the destination of the postcard.”
Therefore I’d like to discuss this card with other DPRK experts. The item just sold on eBay for USD$510! Someone thought it deserved such a high price. Perhaps the buyer is also a KSS member, in which case I’d like to hear his opinion too.If I am right, I think these types of fake will make DPRK stamp market more troublesome and it will only inspire more forgerers. But is it a forgery or perhaps a genuine item, and if so, what makes you think that?
What do our DPRK experts think: real or fake?